Commit 78cee9a8 authored by J. Bruce Fields's avatar J. Bruce Fields Committed by Al Viro

exportfs: more detailed comment for path_reconnect

Reviewed-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJ. Bruce Fields <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
parent 854ff5ca
......@@ -93,7 +93,19 @@ find_disconnected_root(struct dentry *dentry)
* Make sure target_dir is fully connected to the dentry tree.
* It may already be, as the flag isn't always updated when connection happens.
* On successful return, DCACHE_DISCONNECTED will be cleared on
* target_dir, and target_dir->d_parent->...->d_parent will reach the
* root of the filesystem.
* Whenever DCACHE_DISCONNECTED is unset, target_dir is fully connected.
* But the converse is not true: target_dir may have DCACHE_DISCONNECTED
* set but already be connected. In that case we'll verify the
* connection to root and then clear the flag.
* Note that target_dir could be removed by a concurrent operation. In
* that case reconnect_path may still succeed with target_dir fully
* connected, but further operations using the filehandle will fail when
* necessary (due to S_DEAD being set on the directory).
static int
reconnect_path(struct vfsmount *mnt, struct dentry *target_dir, char *nbuf)
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